KANNUR: In a suspected fallout of the sudden indefinite closure of liquor shops in Kerala after the Centre announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown, two persons, reportedly alcoholics, committed suicide in different parts of the state on Saturday.
In Kannur, 28-year-old KC Vijil was found dead inside his house at Kannadi Velicham near Anjarakkandy on Saturday. Police said he was an alcoholic and was upset over the closure of liquor shops. Vijil was found hanging from the ceiling of his room around 10am, the family said. Police have registered a case of unnatural death. In Kollam, Suresh, 38, a resident of Perumpuzha, Kundara, was found hanging in his house in the morning. Kundara police said as per the statement by his relatives, Suresh was an addict and was showing withdrawal symptoms. In the past two days, he had visited several places looking for liquor.